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Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | September 1979 (USA)
Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk.

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Queen Elizabeth I / Bod
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Viv
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Max
Jack Birkett ...
Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
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Lounge Lizard (as Wayne County)
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Ariel (as David Haughton)
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From the distant 16th century, Queen Elisabeth I summons the spirit Ariel with the aid of the court's alchemist, the sage Doctor John Dee, to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London drowned in filth and plagued with crime. As a result, the Queen horrified with the vivid vision of a broken-down British Empire, asks to travel beyond the veil of time, some 400 years into the future, to see firsthand, that in this futuristic and horrendous new order, the capital is overrun by a corrupt police and that an autonomous vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk, Bod, has declared a multi-levelled open war. Now that Britain is practically a wasteland, where is her Majesty, the righteous Queen Elisabeth II? Written by Nick Riganas

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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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£200,000 (estimated)
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The 2013 movie Learning Hebrew (A Gothsplouitation Movie) that was heavily influenced by Jubilee, was purposely shot in the same places, Chiswick Park, Camden Town. See more »

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After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away. See more »

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Borgia Ginz: BBC, TUC, ITV, ABC, ATV, MGM, KGB, C. of E. You name it, I bought them all... and rearranged the alphabet.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: The Devils (2012) See more »

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Jerusalem
Performed by Suzi Pinns
Written by William Blake (as Blake) / Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (as Parry)
Arranged by Danny Beckermann (as Danny Beckerman)
Produced by Danny Beckermann (as Danny Beckerman) and Wil Malone
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Derek Jarman deserves a beating for wasting so many people's time
28 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

If any other director had as many figures of the time, and the budget to make this, they wouldn't have squandered it quite as effectively as Jarman does here.

The concept sounds excellent. But the execution is appalling. "Acting" of the most embarrassing kind - think grown adults with the skills of 7 year olds. Bad. That's what we're talking about.

This is a shameful film, one that would be forgotten about and rightly dustbinned in favour of thousands more worthy films that I'm unable to find on DVD. It's certainly put me off seeing anything else that Derek Jarman has had a hand in.

I repeat, the apocalyptic concept sounds great, but if it appeals, go and see something better, like Alan Clarke's Stars of the Roller State Disco, or even Logan's Run...


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